Are We Being Snookered
In the most recent of days, we learn that AOL and the Huffington Post have joined forces to the tune of 313 million dollars paid to the Huffington Post, and additional Millions to Arianna herself, plus Arianna Huffington is to take a leading role in the AOL hierarchy.
I question Arianna’s real role, Is it truly a metamorphism from ultra Conservative activist, to a left wing dissident mogul or is it all in the name of Entrepreneurism. One expects that many people, in their youth (not all) vacillating from one position to another, it is part and parcel of maturing, but Arianna was no spring Chicken when she changed sides. I do not believe anyone could accept her statement that the right had fooled, blinded, and bamboozled her. Her long history of involvement from her Cambridge days forward, would contradict those statements unless she could claim stupidity ….Which I seriously doubt.
In the beginning of the nineties she was part and parcel of Newt Gingrich’s Progress and Freedom Foundation, one cannot get more conservative than that. She voiced vociferous opposition to the government’s role in American lives, calling it “Big Government”, she was outspoken against immigration and called for restrictions, and not just on illegal Immigrants.
Her political activism was well-defined when she allegedly reinforced rumors about then President Clinton (the darling of the left) and a certain deceased ambassador, along with her calling for the resignation of Mr. Clinton, through her website Resignation.com. There are people out there who would say that she certainly had views that would be associated with the right wing, and yet in her book, Right Is Wrong, she refers to those with right-wing views as the lunatic fringe that Hijacked America.
There have been at least three public claims of Plagiarism; one claim settled out of court. In her earlier years, she gave political donations to Republican candidates, many of whom lost; maybe she got tired of criticism,and losing.
Whatever the reasons; Ms Huffington has managed to amass millions whilst shedding her conservative views, and opinions at the same time that she was embracing the far left. It would appear principles are not part of her adjenda.
Only in AMERICA with the Free Enterprise and a Capitalist system could this be attained, a system, I might add that Ms Huffington and her cohorts on the left disparage daily. I wonder if she realizes how truly blessed she is to live in this great Nation, a Nation that the left is intent on destroying.
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
Abraham Lincoln, (attributed)
May God Bless Our Troops and their Families
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